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Canon 1D MK-II plus Metz 60CT4 set

Hello,
Is there any problem using my Canon 1DmkII with a set of 3 Metz 60CT4 in manual mode (camera and flashes) all triggered by Pocketwizards?
If there is not any problem do you think that the same set will work with the new 5DmkII?
Please help me if you can, and forgive my poor English , I tried my best.
Best regards from Italy! Massimo Benenti

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  • kuze_photo Feb 05, 2009

    Hi, I noticed a question on fixya.com about using a Canon 1Dmark2 with 3 Metz 60CT4 with pocketwizards. I shoot with a near identical kit but I have the Canon 1D Mark2N. I have been using it hassle free for a couple of years but they have recently been producing some funny results. I meter them individually with a light meter at,for example, 250/sec at F8 but once I switch all 3 flash channels on to fire them in my photo they dont all fire the right power output. Mostly there will be one or 2 that will fire too soft. I have been told that the sensor on the front may be responsible,lowering the power once it senses the other flashes, but it has only become apparent over the past couple of months. I have since covered the sensor which forces me to use full power. This is OK in many circumstances but as I shoot skateboarding I have a problem with the flash duration being too long therefore producing too much motion blur. Tricky problem!
    So if you could have a think for me and email me if you come up with anything I would appreciate it greatly!
    Thanks mate,
    Alex

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Massimo,

Yes, the 60CT-4 works with the Pocketwizards.
Yes, they will work by connecting the Metz's cable into the PC of your camera.

To get longer life out of the flash tube, don't use full manual all the time. Like shooting more than 300 in less than 15 mins/day.
Just dail those number down.

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Ttl connection to a metz 60ct4 or 45 ct-5


You have to use a special cable adapter for each type of camera.
These old flash units do not have adapters for current digital cameras. For old cameras the only place to get the adapters, is on ebay or from KEH.

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Bruce,
Try these steps:
1. Set camera to manual2. Set shutter to 1/60
3. Set aperture to F5.6
4. ASA/ISO 200
5. 550EX on hotshoe
6. Do not set on slave or master
7. Turn on flash


Display must shows, ETTL.
If that doesn't work, you have to use the flash on manual.
Some of this model will not work fully on ATG Canon EOS-1D C, ATG Canon EOS-1D X IR, Canon EOS-1D X/60D/T4i because this flash is over 20 years old.


Unless you would want it to be modified by me.
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My Canon 1D MkII suddenly started capturing images completely black. File sizes are smaller 2, the black images are only 2mb. Could it be possible the data is no longer getting recorded to the memory...


The first thought I had come to mind was the shutter has failed but, the Canon 1D MK II shutter is capable of 150,000 actuation. If you feel this is not possible then another thing you may want to look into is the memory card needing to be cleared of pictures and formatted in the camera, always format your memory cards in the camera. The Canon 1D MK II has two memory card slots it is possible to have one card undersized and it's run out of space, the camera will not automatically shift to the unused card it needs to be done manually through the small screen on the back.
This just happened to me while in a portrait shoot the battery died to the point it wouldn't even show the setting on the top LCD screen or the viewfinder. I replaced the battery and continued to shooting. The camera had been set on RAW but after the battery failure it began shooting RAW+ s jpg. If you had the camera set for jpg images and the battery failed as it did mine then it's entirely possible that the camera defaulted to small jpg files. Okay last suggestion and possible the most important. The Canon 1D MK II with original firmware installed is capable of working with a 4gig memory card Compact Flash or SD, if you have installed a larger card and just attempted to shoot with it without formatting, the camera will refuse to cooperate. If this is the case and you have installed a 8gig memory card(s) for example first try to format the card and if this failes then you need to go to the Canon site download the updated firmware for that camera and do an update. Everything will be good after you do this, when I did the update for mine there were seven updates one of which corrected the limitations on the memory card size. If the lens contacts are dirty and the camera is getting poor information from the lens you would I think receive a code 99 so not receiving any code of fault I'd say it's the card.

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What an adapter I need to connect Nikon D200 with Metz 60CT4?


Just the regular Metz pc sync cord. Connect that to the sync connector on the side of the D200. The trigger voltages are fine. Set the camera to manual, 125th of a second. Set the slider on the back of the flash to the film speed you set on the camera. Use the "auto" slider to pick the "C" setting that approximates the distance you're shooting, and read the f stop off the scale. Set that on the camera. Try a test shot or two and adjust f stop, C setting, or film speed if it needs tweaking. Slow the shutter speed if you want more ambient light in the picture. Or of course meter it with a hand held incident light meter. I just did some shooting at a local horse show. Was in the stands so couldn't meter. Took some test shots of the people setting up the ring, and adjusted so when the competitors rode out I was pretty much on.

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Hi, I am going to use this flash with Canon 5D mark II. And I have Canon 5D. What I need to by..adapter, or update old adapter? Please help me out. Sincerely Oleg Ratner


Just the PC Sync Cable that came with the flash.

Open the left side (rubber flap) of the camera, insert the the cable into the silver round circle with a center dot (camera's PC Sync Socket.

Set camera to "M", ASA/ISO to 400 on both, set 125 on camera, set camera/flash to F5.6.

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yes you just need to buy an adaptor for you nikon

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Use of the mecablitz 60ct-4


Go to the website of metz: www.metz.de and choose english. Then go to their flash gun site, there is a manual available for this flash too. And most important of all: It's free!

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Alexander
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The Metz 60CT-4 uses Accu 60-38 4.5Ah @6V Pb battery.
Charging system is difference from NiMH battery.

Beside the voltage is only 1.2VDC per cell on NiMH battery.
Four cells will have a total of 4.8VDC.
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Alexander
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